American University of Nigeria’s hotel officially opens in Yola

Posted: August 24, 2012 in travel & tourism

The AUN Hotel & Conference Centre, Yola, operated under the auspices of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Wednesday, officially commenced operations as the hotel fully open its doors to guests. It partially opened guest rooms in the week of the University’s fourth Commencement Ceremony last May.

When fully operational, the hotel will boast altogether 52 rooms, 40 standard and 12 garden and VIP suites.

According to the University spokesman and Assistant Vice President, Mr. Abba Abubakar Tahir, the hotel facilities will include a spa, hair salon, restaurant, lounge, gift shop, and gym, while the AUN Club’s swimming pool, tennis and squash courts will be accessible to guests of the hotel.

A 24-hour security concierge and valet parking, plus a modern kitchen and a dry-cleaning/laundry service are also lined up.

The hotel’s conference centre designed to seat 400 people. A presidential aide had said that with a centre that size, the hotel will be able to secure group and convention businesses, while providing an ideal setting for local catering functions, including weddings and business-themed events.

Last Wednesday’s commissioning therefore marks the beginning of commercial operations for the hotel’s 52 rooms, while the next phase is scheduled for the last quarter of 2012.


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